Period
to 24 October 2020

The following table provides summary statistics for permanent job vacancies with a requirement for IPsec skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the salaries offered in vacancies that have cited IPsec over the 6 months to 24 October 2020 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Internet Protocol Security (IPsec)
UK
6 months to
24 Oct 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 575 545 685
Rank change year-on-year -30 +140 -113
Permanent jobs citing IPsec 115 645 501
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the UK 0.24% 0.47% 0.30%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 1.54% 3.04% 2.05%
Number of salaries quoted 93 336 419
Median annual salary £55,000 £54,486 £55,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +0.94% -0.94% -
10th Percentile £34,250 £31,250 £32,400
90th Percentile £95,000 £77,500 £77,500
UK excluding London median annual salary £41,000 £50,000 £52,500
% change year-on-year -18.00% -4.76% +10.53%

IPsec is in the Communications and Computer Networking category. The following table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all permanent job vacancies with a requirement for communications or computer networking skills.

All Communications and Computer Networking Skills
UK
Permanent vacancies with a requirement for communications or computer networking skills 7,448 21,210 24,476
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 15.25% 15.54% 14.87%
Number of salaries quoted 5,948 16,332 19,330
Median annual salary £50,000 £46,000 £47,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +8.70% -3.16% +5.56%
10th Percentile £29,750 £25,750 £26,000
90th Percentile £81,250 £77,500 £75,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £45,000 £42,500 £42,500
% change year-on-year +5.88% - +6.25%

IPsec
Job Vacancy Trend

Job postings citing IPsec as a proportion of all IT jobs advertised.

Job vacancy trend for IPsec in the UK

IPsec
Salary Trend

3-month moving average salary quoted in jobs citing IPsec.

Salary trend for IPsec in the UK

IPsec
Salary Histogram

Salary distribution for jobs citing IPsec over the 6 months to 24 October 2020.

Salary histogram for IPsec in the UK

IPsec
Top 15 Job Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing IPsec within the UK over the 6 months to 24 October 2020. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 6 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Permanent
IT Job Ads
Median Salary
Past 6 Months
Median Salary
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
England -28 112 £55,000 +0.94% 19
UK excluding London -23 62 £41,000 -18.00% 13
London +157 52 £60,000 -7.69% 8
South East +133 23 £50,000 - 6
North of England -42 20 £40,000 -20.00% 4
Work from Home 0 13 £72,500 +38.10% 3
South West +112 12 £72,500 +119.70%
Yorkshire -60 11 £40,000 -11.11% 3
North West +106 9 £37,500 -25.00% 1
Midlands +89 4 £34,500 -34.29%
East Midlands +89 3 £42,250 -17.56%
East of England +124 1 - - 1
Scotland +93 1 £59,500 -0.83%
West Midlands +73 1 £30,875 -41.19%
Northern Ireland - 1 - - 2

For the 6 months to 24 October 2020, IT jobs citing IPsec also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the absolute number co-occurrences and as a proportion of all permanent job ads with a requirement for IPsec.

1 89 (77.39%) VPN
2 85 (73.91%) Firewall
3 73 (63.48%) Cisco
4 71 (61.74%) Cisco Certification
5 69 (60.00%) OSPF
5 69 (60.00%) BGP
6 66 (57.39%) WAN
7 62 (53.91%) Network Security
8 56 (48.70%) MPLS
9 54 (46.96%) LAN
10 53 (46.09%) VoIP
11 51 (44.35%) CCNP
12 46 (40.00%) Wireless
13 45 (39.13%) Palo Alto
14 42 (36.52%) DNS
14 42 (36.52%) AWS
15 41 (35.65%) Linux
16 38 (33.04%) CCNA
17 37 (32.17%) Azure
18 35 (30.43%) SNMP
19 32 (27.83%) Office 365
20 31 (26.96%) Microsoft
21 30 (26.09%) Active Directory
21 30 (26.09%) Python
21 30 (26.09%) Network Monitoring
21 30 (26.09%) Ansible
22 29 (25.22%) SSL
22 29 (25.22%) Wi-Fi
23 28 (24.35%) Wireshark
24 27 (23.48%) DHCP

IPsec
Co-occurring IT Skills by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 23 (20.00%) Skype for Business
2 3 (2.61%) MS Exchange
3 2 (1.74%) Apache
4 1 (0.87%) Exchange Server 2010
4 1 (0.87%) Exchange Server 2013
4 1 (0.87%) IIS
Applications
1 26 (22.61%) Microsoft Office
2 24 (20.87%) MS Visio
Cloud Services
1 42 (36.52%) AWS
2 37 (32.17%) Azure
3 32 (27.83%) Office 365
4 25 (21.74%) GCP
5 24 (20.87%) Azure Active Directory
6 23 (20.00%) Route 53
6 23 (20.00%) Slack
7 7 (6.09%) Virtual Private Cloud
8 2 (1.74%) IaaS
8 2 (1.74%) Mimecast
8 2 (1.74%) PaaS
8 2 (1.74%) SaaS
9 1 (0.87%) Amazon EC2
9 1 (0.87%) Amazon ECS
9 1 (0.87%) Amazon ELB
9 1 (0.87%) Amazon S3
9 1 (0.87%) Cloud Computing
9 1 (0.87%) Cloudflare
9 1 (0.87%) GitHub
Communications & Networking
1 89 (77.39%) VPN
2 85 (73.91%) Firewall
3 69 (60.00%) BGP
3 69 (60.00%) OSPF
4 66 (57.39%) WAN
5 62 (53.91%) Network Security
6 56 (48.70%) MPLS
7 54 (46.96%) LAN
8 53 (46.09%) VoIP
9 46 (40.00%) Wireless
10 42 (36.52%) DNS
11 35 (30.43%) SNMP
12 29 (25.22%) SSL
12 29 (25.22%) Wi-Fi
13 28 (24.35%) Wireshark
14 27 (23.48%) DHCP
15 24 (20.87%) TACACS
16 23 (20.00%) MRTG
16 23 (20.00%) RIP
16 23 (20.00%) Skype
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (2.61%) MongoDB
2 2 (1.74%) Amazon RDS
2 2 (1.74%) MySQL
3 1 (0.87%) Data Lake
Development Applications
1 3 (2.61%) Jenkins
2 2 (1.74%) Grunt
2 2 (1.74%) VSS/SourceSafe
3 1 (0.87%) Git (software)
General
1 7 (6.09%) Finance
2 5 (4.35%) Telecoms
3 4 (3.48%) Banking
4 3 (2.61%) Public Sector
5 2 (1.74%) Electronics
6 1 (0.87%) Law
6 1 (0.87%) Legal
Job Titles
1 68 (59.13%) Network Engineer
2 16 (13.91%) Senior Network Engineer
3 11 (9.57%) Security Engineer
4 8 (6.96%) Network Security Engineer
5 7 (6.09%) Systems Engineer
6 6 (5.22%) Analyst
6 6 (5.22%) Cloud Engineer
6 6 (5.22%) Consultant
6 6 (5.22%) Implementation Engineer
6 6 (5.22%) Network Implementation Engineer
6 6 (5.22%) Support Engineer
6 6 (5.22%) WAN Engineer
7 5 (4.35%) Architect
7 5 (4.35%) SC Cleared Network Engineer
8 4 (3.48%) Cisco Engineer
8 4 (3.48%) Network Analyst
8 4 (3.48%) Penetration Tester
8 4 (3.48%) Security Analyst
8 4 (3.48%) Technical Engineer
8 4 (3.48%) Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 11 (9.57%) 802.1X
2 4 (3.48%) REST
3 2 (1.74%) Node.js
3 2 (1.74%) Web Services
4 1 (0.87%) OAuth
4 1 (0.87%) SAML
Miscellaneous
1 19 (16.52%) Data Centre
2 14 (12.17%) PKI
3 13 (11.30%) Analytical Skills
4 10 (8.70%) Public Cloud
5 9 (7.83%) Management Information System
6 7 (6.09%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
6 7 (6.09%) Hybrid Cloud
7 5 (4.35%) Clustering
8 4 (3.48%) Greenfield Project
9 3 (2.61%) CESG
10 2 (1.74%) RSA SecurID
11 1 (0.87%) Cyberthreat
11 1 (0.87%) Driving Licence
11 1 (0.87%) Enterprise Cloud
11 1 (0.87%) Handset
11 1 (0.87%) Hedge funds
11 1 (0.87%) Mobile App
11 1 (0.87%) Self-Motivation
11 1 (0.87%) Smartphone
11 1 (0.87%) Video Conferencing
Operating Systems
1 41 (35.65%) Linux
2 23 (20.00%) Mac OS X
3 16 (13.91%) Windows
4 5 (4.35%) Unix
4 5 (4.35%) Windows 10
4 5 (4.35%) Windows Server
5 4 (3.48%) Mac OS
6 3 (2.61%) Windows Server 2012
7 2 (1.74%) Kali Linux
7 2 (1.74%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 2 (1.74%) Windows Server 2008
7 2 (1.74%) Windows Server 2016
8 1 (0.87%) Check Point GAiA
8 1 (0.87%) Ubuntu
8 1 (0.87%) VMS
8 1 (0.87%) Windows 7
8 1 (0.87%) Windows 8
8 1 (0.87%) Windows Server 2019
Processes & Methodologies
1 30 (26.09%) Network Monitoring
2 27 (23.48%) Security Monitoring
3 23 (20.00%) B2B
3 23 (20.00%) Identity Management
3 23 (20.00%) Performance Analysis
4 21 (18.26%) Problem-Solving
5 15 (13.04%) ITIL
6 12 (10.43%) Cybersecurity
6 12 (10.43%) DevOps
7 11 (9.57%) Network Design
7 11 (9.57%) Project Management
8 10 (8.70%) Disaster Recovery
8 10 (8.70%) Kalman Filter
8 10 (8.70%) SIEM
9 9 (7.83%) Capacity Planning
9 9 (7.83%) Load Balancing
9 9 (7.83%) Problem Management
9 9 (7.83%) Vulnerability Management
10 8 (6.96%) Migration
11 7 (6.09%) Information Security
Programming Languages
1 30 (26.09%) Python
2 4 (3.48%) C
3 1 (0.87%) C++
3 1 (0.87%) JavaScript
3 1 (0.87%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 71 (61.74%) Cisco Certification
2 51 (44.35%) CCNP
3 38 (33.04%) CCNA
4 14 (12.17%) Security Cleared
5 11 (9.57%) SC Cleared
6 8 (6.96%) CCIE
6 8 (6.96%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
7 6 (5.22%) CISSP
7 6 (5.22%) JNCIS
8 5 (4.35%) Degree
8 5 (4.35%) SANS
9 4 (3.48%) CCDA
9 4 (3.48%) CEPT
9 4 (3.48%) EC-Council LPT
9 4 (3.48%) GXPN
9 4 (3.48%) MCSE
9 4 (3.48%) Microsoft Certification
9 4 (3.48%) OSCE
10 3 (2.61%) CCDP
10 3 (2.61%) ITIL Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (3.48%) SLA
2 2 (1.74%) ISO/IEC 20000
2 2 (1.74%) PCI DSS
2 2 (1.74%) QA
3 1 (0.87%) NIST
System Software
1 30 (26.09%) Active Directory
2 15 (13.04%) VMware Infrastructure
3 8 (6.96%) VMware NSX
4 5 (4.35%) Docker
5 2 (1.74%) VMware ESXi
5 2 (1.74%) vSphere
6 1 (0.87%) Firmware
6 1 (0.87%) Hyper-V
6 1 (0.87%) NFS
6 1 (0.87%) Snort
6 1 (0.87%) Virtual Machines
6 1 (0.87%) Virtual Servers
6 1 (0.87%) Xen
Systems Management
1 30 (26.09%) Ansible
2 25 (21.74%) Nagios
2 25 (21.74%) Opscode Chef
2 25 (21.74%) Puppet
3 8 (6.96%) Terraform
4 5 (4.35%) Single Sign-On
5 4 (3.48%) Cisco CME
5 4 (3.48%) Cisco CUCM
6 3 (2.61%) Cisco Prime
7 2 (1.74%) Backup Exec
7 2 (1.74%) FortiGate
7 2 (1.74%) Nessus
7 2 (1.74%) Norton AntiVirus
7 2 (1.74%) WSUS
7 2 (1.74%) ZABBIX
8 1 (0.87%) Iperf
8 1 (0.87%) Kubernetes
8 1 (0.87%) Microsoft Intune
8 1 (0.87%) Nexpose
8 1 (0.87%) SnapMirror
Vendors
1 73 (63.48%) Cisco
2 45 (39.13%) Palo Alto
3 31 (26.96%) Microsoft
4 24 (20.87%) Riverbed
5 23 (20.00%) Avaya
6 18 (15.65%) Juniper
6 18 (15.65%) VMware
7 17 (14.78%) Fortinet
8 15 (13.04%) SolarWinds
9 14 (12.17%) CheckPoint
10 13 (11.30%) F5
11 6 (5.22%) Sophos
12 5 (4.35%) Google
12 5 (4.35%) WatchGuard
13 4 (3.48%) Brocade
13 4 (3.48%) Citrix
13 4 (3.48%) Ekahau
13 4 (3.48%) Ruckus Wireless
13 4 (3.48%) Splunk
14 3 (2.61%) Forcepoint